Italian navy rescues child migrants

May 21, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT
Migrants sit on the deck of Italian Navy Ship Grecale as it arrives in the Port of Catania, carrying 206 migrants and 17 bodies of the victims of a shipwrecked boat between Sicily and the north of Africa on May 13, 2014 in Catania, Italy.
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The Italian navy has rescued nearly 1,000 illegal migrants from the seas off southern Italy inside two days, with 170 children among them. In the latest rescue, 462 migrants including 37 children and 148 women were rescued off Lampedusa. On Monday, 488 migrants including 133 children and 62 women were found off Capo Passero in Sicily. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving this year has alarmed the Save the Children charity.
Background:
Italy rescues child migrants from seas as concern grows [BBC]
Italian Navy rescues 2 fishing boats packed with migrants, including 100 children [AP]

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